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9 April, 2011

TV Segment – KGO TV

Watch the KGO-TV (ABC) San Francisco news report about the April 8, 2011, implosion of the 11-story main building at the former Naval Hospital Oakland. It was the last Navy structure to be demolished at the former base that closed in 1996 and collapsed within seconds following a controlled series of explosions.

8 April, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle – Oakland Naval Hospital Demolished with a Bang

Flash, ka-boom and a venerable old Navy hospital in the Oakland Hills collapsed into history Friday. Oakland Naval Hospital, formerly called Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, which closed 15 years ago, imploded just after noon when City Councilman Larry Reid detonated 800 pounds of dynamite that blasted the 11-story building into a pile of rubble.

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8 April, 2011

Oakland Tribune – Oak Knoll Naval Hospital now Just a Dusty Memory

But what a 16 seconds, as the old Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in the East Oakland hills — a savior for thousands of injured military personnel and their families during much of the last century — came down just after noon Friday thanks to 800 pounds of dynamite and a series of heart-rattling booms, gently sagging to the ground in slow motion like a wounded soldier taken out at the knees.

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8 April, 2011

TV Segment – KTVU TV

Watch the KTVU-TV (FOX) Oakland news report about the April 8, 2011, implosion of the 11-story main building at the former Naval Hospital Oakland. It was the last Navy structure to be demolished at the former base that closed in 1996 and collapsed within seconds following a controlled series of explosions.

8 April, 2011

The Associated Press – WWII-Era Naval Hospital Imploded in Calif.

A World War II-era Navy hospital imploded Friday in a massive cloud of brown dust, marking the end of a military medical center that served generations of wounded American soldiers. The 11-story concrete building in Oakland Hills collapsed seconds after crews detonated 800 pounds of dynamite as neighbors, journalists, city officials and former Navy officers watched from above.

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